• Community Ministry: Connecting the Dots will have a women’s retreat from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the South Shore Harbour Conference Center, 2500 South Shore Blvd., in League City. Registration is $35 per person. Gwen Evans, Jackie Haywood, and Sandra Kelley, will be the speakers. To RSVP, call Evans, 409-935-2867, or Kelley, 409-457-6011. Space is limited.
  • ACTS Christian Church will have a free food giveaway from 10 a.m. to noon today at 401 10th Ave. N. in Texas City. ID and proof of residency in Texas City is required. Call Mercy Morgan, 713-569-9467.
  • God’s Rainbow Baptist Church will have its Ministry of Music program at 6 p.m. today at 6402 O’Brien St. in Hitchcock. All are welcome.
  • Restoring Hope International Fellowship Church is inviting the public to its Stay on T.R.A.C.C. (Transition, Rehabilitation and Course Change) class, which is at 9:30 a.m. Sundays at 1801 W. NASA Road 1 in Webster. For information, call Tony Scott, 601-918-5762, or the church, 281-557-9151.
  • Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 17th annual church anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday at 1220 state Highway 3 in La Marque. “God’s Favor is Upon Us” is the theme. For information, call 409-938-7835 or 409-938-7247.
  • St. John Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 54th church anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday at 309 Texas St. in Texas City. The Rev. Harold Block, and Galveston’s Church of the Living God will be the guests. The Jerusalem Gospelaires, Exodus, and the Texas City Joyful Messengers will also be on program. For information, call 409-599-8847.
  • Greater Open Door Church of God in Christ will celebrate the 11th anniversary of Elder Michael Spry Sr., and his wife, Lisa, at 3 p.m. Sunday at No. 11 Eighth St. N. in Texas City. Robert Collier, from Beaumont, will be the guest speaker. The Texas City Joyful Messengers also will be on program.
  • Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their 65th annual church anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday at 312 Rose St. in Texas City. The Rev. Jerome Nickerson and Independent Heights Baptist Church of Houston will be the guests. For information, call 409-935-8121.
  • The “Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas” course will be from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 3 at Holiday Inn Express, 900 Rogers Court, in Webster; and from 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays through Dec. 4 at Rosenberg Library, 2310 Sealy Ave., in Galveston. To RSVP or for information, visit www.JBayArea.org/4JLI or call 713-398-2460.
  • Seeds of Abraham Community Action Group will host an evening of “Poetry, Prose, and Praise” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Coffee Connection, 9300 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, in Texas City. Admission is $5. The event will feature Alvin Richardson and the Fellowship Band, Shawn Flowers of Israel and New Breed, gospel recording artists Shawnie Richardson, Shemeka Dwight and Angela Wells, and spoken word artist, Byron Rideau. Seating is limited. For tickets and information, call Lorie Chinn, 713-359-6335.
  • Women of the Lamb will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2440 Gulf Freeway, in Texas City. All women are invited. Call Rosetta Cooper, 832-887-3222.
  • The third annual Preaching Bowl will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 23 at Galilee United Methodist Church, 102 Ninth St. N., in Texas City. The Revs. Edgar Dickey, Vicky Keys, Diedra Walters and William Sowell, praise dancers, The Heavenly Angels, gospel rapper, John Rogers, and soloist, Larry Brown, will be the special guests. All are invited.
  • Progressive Missionary Baptist Church will have its Spiritual Communication Day program at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 24; and its 65th church anniversary and homecoming program at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at 5820 FM 1765 in Texas City. The Rev. W.W. Jackson and the Mount Paran Baptist Church, and the Rev. Mark Davis and the St. Luke Baptist Church, will be the guests respectively. For information, call 409-935-8349.
  • Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church is inviting the public to its Feast of Christ the King, and the conclusion of the Year of Faith service at 7 p.m. Nov. 24 at 300 FM 517 E. in Dickinson. This will be a combined celebration of the faith communities in Galveston, Texas City, La Marque, Hitchcock and Dickinson.
  • Trinity Lutheran Church will have its Reformation Sunday program (members are asked to wear red if they can) at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 27 at 2024 12th Ave. in La Marque. There also will be a pumpkin carving contest at 5 p.m. Nov. 27 (take your own pumpkin). The community is invited. For information, call 409-935-6004.
  • First Christian Church will present “Psychic Life — The Story of Rob Sevin” beginning with dinner at 6 p.m. and then the show will start at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at 2400 21st St. N. in Texas City. Tickets are $10 per person. Sevin is also asking that attendees take an old paperback book or novel to the show for participation and donation. For information, call 409-945-2241.
  • The Holy Family Parish Altar Society will have its annual Christmas Party at noon Dec. 7 at Landry’s, 5310 Seawall Blvd., in Galveston. The cost is $22 per person and must be paid in advance. The deadline to RSVP is by Dec. 2. To RSVP, call Janice Connard, 409-771-2571. The group also will meet at 9 a.m. Dec. 3 in the cafeteria of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 35th and Broadway streets, in Galveston. Gift boxes will be prepared and delivered to the Seaman’s Association. For information, call Patsy Trost, 409-763-3015.
  • Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church is gearing up for the 50th anniversary of the Rev. A.S. Johnson with an array of activities. Sons of his ministry will kick off the celebration Jan. 8 through March 19; the “This is Your Life” musical will be March 9; and a banquet celebration will be Jan. 31 at Moody Gardens. Tickets are $50 per person and a table of 10 is $525. For tickets, call Johnnie Shelby, 409-771-2822, Espanola “BB” Johnson, 409-539-2278, or Shelia Smith, 409-526-4978.

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